Livestock & Poultry Management

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Prof. Niranjan Barik

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Course Name : Livestock & Poultry Management

Code(Credit) : ASAP2101(2-1-0)

Course Objectives

  • To meet the basic and overall knowledge requirement of the students, the extension workers and the progressive farmers on various livestock specifically the farm animals including poultry with respect to physiological and reproductive system.
  • To have expertisation on the housing system, feeding requirements, feeding habits and use of low-cost feed technology for better economic return.
  • To have minimum basic concepts on different disease encountered in the farm animal and poultry and their preventive and control measures.
  • To make students practically stronger to undertake entrepreneurship in the livestock and poultry sector.
  • To know the importance and contribution of livestock in the state and national economy.

Learning Outcomes

  • The course knowledge directly reflects on the operation of livestock and poultry farming being taken as a major component of integrated farming system in agriculture.
  • Mini farming unit provides a sustainable source of income to landless farmers and generate employment opportunity in rural areas. The course provides basic knowledge for its operation.
  • It is the greatest source of information for the students, enlightened farmers and the person/planners associated with the implementation of animal husbandry programmes of state as well as national level.
  • This course chapters will serve as animal husbandry compendium for young entrepreneurs.
  • This course encompasses all relevant information and database and serve as resource of knowledge of hand to help the person in animal husbandry sector in harnessing the maximum potential of animal health and production.

Course Syllabus

Theory

Role of livestock in the national economy. Reproduction in farm animals and poultry. Housing principles, space requirements for different species of livestock and poultry. Management of calves, growing heifers and milch animals. Management of sheep, goat and swine. Incubation, hatching and brooding. Management of growers and layers.

Important Indian and exotic breeds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, swine and poultry. Improvement of farm animals and poultry. Digestion in livestock and poultry. Classification of feedstuffs. Proximate principles of feed. Nutrients and their functions. Feed ingredients for ration for livestock and poultry. Feed supplements and feed additives. Feeding of livestock and poultry.

Introduction of livestock and poultry diseases. Prevention (including vaccination schedule) and control of important diseases of livestock and poultry.

 

Practical

External body parts of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, swine and poultry. Handling and restraining of livestock. Identification methods of farm animals and poultry. Visit to IDF and IPF to study breeds of livestock and poultry and daily routine farm operations and farm records. Judging of cattle, buffalo and poultry. Culling of livestock and poultry. Planning and layout of housing for different types of livestock. Computation of rations for livestock. Formulation of concentrate mixtures. Clean milk production, milking methods. Hatchery operations, incubation and hatching equipments. Management of chicks, growers and layers. Debeaking, dusting and vaccination. Economics of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, swine and poultry production.

 

References

  1. A Textbook of Animal Husbandry – G.C. Benerjee
  2. Livestock Production and Management – N.S.R. Sastri, C.K. Thomas, R.A. Singh
  3. Essentials of Animal Production and Management – R. Singh
  4. A Handbook of Animal Husbandry – ICAR
  5. 5. A Textbook of Livestock Production Management in Tropics – D.N. Verma

Session Plan

Session 1

Role of livestock in the national economy

Session 2

Reproduction in farm animals and poultry

Practice Session 1

External body parts of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, swine

Practice Session 2

External body parts of Poultry Birds

Session 3

Housing principles, space requirements for different species of livestock and poultry

Session 4

Management of calves, growing heifers and milch animals

Session 5

Management of sheep, goat and swine

Practice Session 3

Handling and restraining of livestock. Identification methods of farm animals and poultry

Session 6

Incubation, Hatching and Brooding of Poultry eggs and chicks

Practice Session 4

Hatchery operations, incubation and hatching equipments. Management of chicks, growers and layers

Session 7

Management of growers and layers

Session 8

Important Indian and exotic breeds of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, swine and poultry

Session 9

Different tools and procedures for improvement of farm animals and poultry

Practice Session 5

Visit to IDF and IPF to study breeds of livestock and poultry and daily routine farm operations and farm records. Judging of cattle, buffalo and poultry.

Session 10

Digestion in livestock and poultry

Session 11

Classification of feedstuffs

Session 12

Proximate principles of feed

Session 13

Nutrients and their functions

Session 14

Feed ingredients for ration for livestock and poultry

Practice Session 6

Computation of rations for livestock

Session 15

Feed supplements and feed additives

Session 16

Feeding of livestock and poultry

Practice Session 7

Formulation of concentrate mixtures

Practice Session 8

Clean milk production, milking methods

Session 17

Introduction of livestock and poultry diseases

Session 18

Prevention (including vaccination schedule)  of important diseases of livestock

 Session 19

Prevention (including vaccination schedule) of important diseases of poultry

Practice Session 9

Prevention (including vaccination schedule)  of important diseases of livestock and poultry

 Practice Session 10

Economics of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, swine and poultry production

 Session 20

Control of important diseases of livestock and poultry

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